From August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival, a three-day event dedicated to the celebration of the rich culture and musical diversity of Caribbean people, will take place at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Urban Islandz reports:
International mega Soca stars will descend upon the famed Barclays stage for the first ever 100% Soca night titled, “Carnival Mania”. Soca royalty Bunji Garlin and his queen – Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez; along with fellow Trinidad and Tobaonian artist Iwer George will perform; in addition to, Soca queen Alison Hinds and Krosfyah’s Edwin Yearwood of Barbados; Grenada’s Jab Jab ambassador Tallpree and St Vincent Soca King Skinny Fabulous are carded to headline “Carnival Mania.”
With musical recognition spanning across the globe, Bunji Garlin is one of the Caribbean’s foremost stars that have proudly represented Soca music. The award-winning Soca artiste has also won the coveted International Soca Monarch crown four times, nearing the six record win by Soca legend Super Blue, who happens to be his father-in-law. He has collaborated with Busy Signal, Patrice Roberts, Beenie Man, Machel Montano, T.O.K., Nigel Rojas and most recently Major Lazer. “Carnival Mania” patrons can expect to hear the Viking of Soca perform his 2013 chart-topping hit “Differentology,” amongst other fan favorites such as “Savage,” “Touchless,” “Irregular,” “Gift of Soca” and classics “Fiery,” “Down in the Ghetto” and his newest hit, “Carnival Tabanca.”
As one of Soca’s leading lady, Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez is an accomplished Soca singer and songwriter. Among her impressive list of awards, she became the first female to win all three of Soca’s highest titles of Power Soca, Groovy Soca and Road March crowns in 2009, while pregnant. Lyons-Alvarez, who is currently on break from pursuing her Law degree, will deliver high-energy performances of “Get On,” “Display” and “Meet Super Blue” and plans to groove the crowd with singles such as “Heavy T Bumper,” “Start Wining” and “We Doin’ Dis Owah” to name a few.
Make no mistake; Alison Hinds is one of the most iconic female figures in the Soca music industry. Fresh from the 2013 Crop Over season in Barbados, Hinds is riding high off the success of her newest hit “Born Wit It.” The former lead singer of Square One will return to the Barclays Center with her feminine appeal, wicked waistline and slew of hits including “Raggamuffin,” “Togetherness,” “Brace And Wine,” “Explode,” “Baddy” and the ultimate women’s anthem “Roll It Gal.” [. . .]
[Photo of Bunji Garlin, above, from http://nickieleaks.com/bunji-garlin-sets-the-record-straight/]